Former Neighbours actor Craig McLachlan charged with indecent assault

In this May 14, 2009, photo, Craig McLachlan, playing the role of Billy Flynn, performs a number in the latest production of
In this May 14, 2009, photo, Craig McLachlan, playing the role of Billy Flynn, performs a number in the latest production of the musical Chicago in Sydney. Australian actor McLachlan has been charged with eight counts of indecent assault, and one count of common assault, after being accused of sexual misconduct by three women who worked with him in a stage musical.(Paul Miller/AAP Image via AP)

Australian actor Craig McLachlan has been charged with eight counts of indecent assault and one count of common assault after being accused of sexual misconduct by three women who worked with him in a stage musical.

Police in Victoria state said a 53-year-old man, identified in reports as McLachlan, has been summoned to appear in court over the nine charges, and another charge of attempted indecent assault.

Craig McLachlan
Craig McLachlan performs as Frank N Furter during a media call for The Rocky Horror Show (Julian Smith/AAP Image via AP)

A spokesman for the former star of long-running Australian TV soaps Neighbours and Home And Away said McLachlan denied all of the charges, which arose after a production of The Rocky Horror Show in 2014.

The statement said: “Craig is innocent of these charges which will be vigorously defended.”

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